Here is the latest information in a viewable/downloadable format: this year’s overall Rider’s Guide for Tour de Gap:
Steamboat Cycling club member Dwayne Dove has created an amazing video with drone footage from three routes of recent Tours. In addition to the drone shots, Dwayne utilized multiple car mounted and bike mounted GoPro Continue reading “Watch riders in the 50K route from above”
All the routes return for 2022. Consider staying over for Sunday’s 20K Steamboat Challenge Time Trial on Sunday morning!
100K Route for 2022
This route makes use of some of the prettiest county roads in southern Taylor County including a return to Buffalo Gap on some fun rolling hills through ranchland. Due to some construction on US Hwy 83, we’ll be making the loop past Lemons Gap Rd two times, so be sure to keep an eye out when you reach the water towers after the crest of Lemons Gap. Check out the 100K route here:https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1563822. All routes are subject to change due to conditions and current construction
100K route is coded ORANGE with signage, wristbands and in all print material.
50K Route returns this year, our most popular
Usually the most popular route, the 50K winds among the hills and the Lemons Gap area, returning through the Rode Ranch and by Abilene State Park to Buffalo Gap.
50K route is coded BLUE with signage, wristbands and in all print material.
11 Mile Route – our traditional favorite for everybody and especially for families
11 Mile route is coded GREEN with signage, wristbands and in all print material.
Time 20K Trial Route returns for this year
For the Steamboat Mountain Time Trial, We have the start and finish at the Main Street Station that we have used over the last couple of years. This 20K route heads north out of Buffalo Gap and incorporates the climbs on Belle Plains and CR150. Please keep in mind that we limit the total number of riders to 60; so be sure and register ASAP! Check out the 20K Time Trial route here: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1827520
The very popular Kids’ Krit will be making a return this year! This is a special event for those youngsters who are staying around the Settlers’ Reunion Grounds. A short course nearby gives the kids an opportunity to ride around obstacles in a course while other family members cheer them on. To participate, see one of the volunteers at the Pavilion after 9:00 on Saturday.